Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shooting in Richland

Suspect:  Davis, James Leroy III, Black Male, 28 years of age, 5’08”, 160 lbs ; Black Hair, Brown Eyes, Transient
Charge:  3 counts of Assault 1st Degree

Material Witness:  Singleton, Lowell L.; White Male, 37 years of age, 5’10”, 165, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, 131 Windhaven LN, Richland
Suspect Vehicle:  Late model Jeep Commander, Maroon in color

James Leroy Davis, III
James Leroy Davis III

Lowell Lavell Singleton


Jeep Commander

On December 4, 2013 at about 9:20 PM a car occupied by Davis and Singleton drove into the area of the 100 block of Bitterroot Dr in Richland.  They came across a Ford Explorer occupied Dominic Bailer, 35, Edward Bolt, 32 and Ricci Vogel, 39 all of Kennewick.  The two groups had been having a dispute.

After driving by the vehicle occupied by the three victims, the maroon Jeep Commander stopped.  Davis got out of the SUV with what was described by witnesses as a rifle.  Davis opened fire on the Explorer hitting it numerous times.  One round went through the pants worn by Bolt and slightly grazed his leg.  No one else in the vehicle was injured.  The Jeep Commander fled the area.

Responding investigators located over 20 expended shell casings of 7.62 x 39 ammunition.  Another round travelled from Bitterroot to the 2500 block of Duportail where it struck an apartment.  No injuries were reported in the apartment complex.

Davis and Singleton are still at large.  Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Media should call Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, with questions.